Having the Last Word, and Winning!

Having the Last Word, and Winning!

Like any married couple from time-to-time we’ll argue. My wife is one of those “last word” type of people. Not because she thinks she’s right, but because she doesn’t want me to think she didn’t hear me. Usually she’s just repeating what I’ve just said, and that’s because I’m always right. Or at least she lets me think I am…

Our latest $2.38 purchase from the thrift shop is a best-seller from Buffalo Games aptly named “Last Word”. Right from the start I’ll bet you can guess who’ll be the queen of this game! You have to love people that never even try out a game and donate it with cards still wrapped and pieces sealed in their original bag! Even the battery for the timer is fresh!

Last Word Game - ContentsThis is another game where there are no turns; everyone plays at the same time. Each person draws a “Subject Card” to get a category in which they have to think of answers that fit. One person turns over a “Letter Card” which determines what letter the word must start with. The first person to say a word starting with that letter from THEIR category hits the timer (which has a random length). Everyone must now start yelling out other words starting with the same letter from the starting category until the timer buzzes. The person who said the last legitimate word moves ahead one space.

Last Word Game - PlayingIf you get a particularly hard letter that no one seems to be able to name a word from their category, you can claim “Jump Start” and hit the timer. Now everyone must rush to think of that one word from their category before the timer goes off.  The first player to say their word moves ahead one space. If no one is successful, then the challenging player moves ahead two!

Last Word Game - Losing
For the record, I got the last “Last Word” in to win the game!

A very straight-forward game that has sold over one million copies since its release ten years ago. In 2007 it received the Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center. Designed for 2-8 people and ages 8 and up, it’ll be a nice party game that is easily played without needing any strategy. Pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon then head over to the Buffalo Games website to see their many other offerings. They’re also active on all the major social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Keep your eyes open as we’ll be featuring another of their offerings “Imaginiff…” in the upcoming weeks!

Scott Brady

About Scott Brady

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an award-winning board game designer with notable titles such as Hues and Cues and boop.

31 comments on «Having the Last Word, and Winning!»

  1. Shauna says:

    We are always looking for a new family game and this sounds perfect. We just may have to check it out. Thanks so much!

  2. How funny because we JUST started exploring thrift stores this weekend. The finds there are just awesome. You can definitely pick up super cool games like this one at a bargain. I LOVE IT!!

  3. Daisy says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun. We are going to have to check this out for a game night party.

  4. Eliz Frank says:

    Looks like a great fun game and the excitement of being first to say a word and then win adds to the fun…

  5. Jenn says:

    Now this is finally a game that in familiar with! My grandma has the last word game!

  6. Debbie L. says:

    We love new games – fun family fun! This looks like a nice game – checking it out!

  7. Danielle says:

    What a FUN game!! We LOVE games and I SO need this one now!

  8. Cyndie says:

    I love great thrift store finds. Glad you got the last word in!

  9. samantha says:

    What a great find at the thrift store! I love when I can pick up a fun game or useful item that someone else was done with. Long live thrifting!

  10. Sharon says:

    What a fun game! I love how you guys are always finding these hidden treasures for such a bargain! I’m going to have to check out our local thrift store more often!

  11. brett says:

    love family games!! this one looks perfect for us.

  12. Candice says:

    This is awesome! This will be a hit with our game night friends!

  13. Krystal says:

    Looks like a fun, challenging game for a Friday fun night!

  14. Mary says:

    I always look forward to seeing what you find. This game looks like it could be great for family night.

  15. Stefani says:

    For a board game, this one looks fun. I think my family would enjoy playing this.

  16. Lisa says:

    This looks like a really fun game! We are always looking for new Family Game Night Games, but we might have to grab this one and have our friends over!

  17. Marie says:

    This board game sounds like fun. Kids barely play board games nowadays

  18. Jennifer says:

    Interesting! I’ve never heard of this game! It’s still a little too old for my girls, but it sounds fun.

    Congrats on your win!

  19. How fun! I love board games, and I’ve never heard of that one before – I’ll keep my eye out for it!

  20. I love that you found this game at a thrift store. I seldom go into thrift stores, but we will be visiting family in Florida in a few weeks and this is what I’ll be looking for! Thanks for sharing!!!

  21. Nick says:

    I’m SO getting this game!

  22. This looks like a good game!

  23. We usually struggle at Christmas to find a new family game to suit us all, but this looks so much fun! I love the expressions on the faces, priceless!

  24. I hadn’t seen that game. It looks like a good group game, for family or friends. My favorite!

  25. Nicole says:

    OK, this looks like a lot of fun. I’m going to have to see if I can find this for our next family game night. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Raijean says:

    That looks like a fun game, gotta check it out.

  27. Looks like a great family game! Great review

  28. Kasandria says:

    Our family LOVES board games so this is def one we will be looking into. Especially since we have an upcoming road trip in our future. Thanks for the review!

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